Dan Straily SP HOU 2 months ago

Straily gave up two runs and three hits in six innings Wednesday against the Indians. He walked two and struck out four in a no-decision.

Straily made his second start of the year and had a quality start though he didn't factor in the decision. In his previous start, Straily had give up five runs -- four earned -- in 4.2 innings at Boston, so Wednesday's outing was a stark contrast to his 2015 debut. It remains to be seen if he'll have a rotation spot when play resumes after the All-Star break.

Dan Straily SP HOU 2 months ago

Straily allowed five runs (four earned) on six hits, walking three and striking out seven over 4.2 innings, but came away with a no-decision as his mates put up 12 runs and won the game against Boston 12-8 in 10 innings Friday night.

Straily was making his first 2015 start after posting rather lackluster numbers (1.38 WHIP, 4.06 ERA) at Triple-A Fresno. The Astros are scrambling to fill out their rotation right now, but Straily didn't do anything to stake his claim to a spot. Whether he will take another turn is still to be determined, but even if he does, fantasy owners will probably want to stay away.

Dan Straily SP HOU 2 months ago

Straily has been recalled from Triple-A Fresno to start Friday's game against the Red Sox.

With Brett Oberholtzer demoted and both Brad Peacock (ribs) and Scott Feldman (knee) expected to miss at least a couple more weeks, Straily figures to make multiple starts, even if he doesn't pitch well Friday. His 4.06 ERA for Triple-A Fresno doesn't stand out, but he owns an 8.1 K/9 and 1.6 BB/9, and he had a solid season for the A's just two years ago.

Dan Straily SP HOU 2 months ago

Straily will be recalled to start Friday against the Red Sox.

Brett Oberholtzer was sent down after failing to make it out of the second inning in his last start, and it will be Straily who takes his turn in the rotation Friday. Straily has turned in an underwhelming 4.06 ERA and 1.38 WHIP in 14 starts for Triple-A Fresno this season, but his peripherals, namely his 70:14 K:BB, suggests he's pitched better than the surface numbers would indicate.

Dan Straily SP HOU 3 months ago

Through seven starts for Triple-A Fresno, Straily is 2-3 with a 4.33 ERA, 1.67 WHIP and 25:9 K:BB over 35.1 innings.

Straily, who was among the candidates for the Astros' fifth starter job during spring training, has been passed over twice now -- once for Asher Wojciechowski and the other time for Lance McCullers -- when Houston has needed a replacement in the starting rotation. He'll continue to serve as pitching depth in the minors unless improved performance or a rash of injuries to Houston's current starters warrants a promotion to the big league club.

Dan Straily SP HOU 5 months ago

Straily was optioned to minor league camp by the Astros on Monday.

He allowed seven runs on 12 hits over 10.2 innings in Grapefruit League play this spring, falling out of the mix to begin the year as the Astros' fifth starter in the process. Roberto Hernandez, Asher Wojciewchowski, and Sam Deduno are the remaining candidates to fill the role, while Straily could be among the first options called up if the Astros need a replacement in the rotation early in the season.

Dan Straily SP HOU 5 months ago

Straily allowed a run on three hits over three innings while striking out a batter Thursday in the Astros' Grapefruit League win over Detroit.

Straily worked on a new curveball grip during the game to gain more confidence in the pitch and "keep (hitters) off of my slider." A candidate for Houston's fifth rotation spot, the 26-year-old has given up three runs over five spring innings (two starts) thus far.

Dan Straily SP HOU 7 months ago

Straily has been traded to Houston in the Dexter Fowler deal.

Straily will compete for a starting spot in Houston but isn't guaranteed one, per Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle. To do so Straily will likely have to beat out Brett Oberholtzer or Brad Peacock, which should be considered a probable outcome. At his best, Straily can be at least an average pitcher, but his recent walk rate is worrying for his long-term outlook.

Dan Straily SP HOU 12 months ago

Straily was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

Straily has served almost exclusively as a starting pitcher regardless of the level he was at. However, the Cubs already list six pitchers in the rotation, so it's unclear how the team plans to use him, but long relief would be the most likely scenario.

Dan Straily SP HOU 1 year ago

Straily was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Sunday.

The Cubs had intended all along for Straily to return to the minors following his Saturday start, but Sunday's announcement made it official. Matt Szczur was recalled to take Straily's roster spot, but look for Straily to return to the team at some point in September.